Micro Focus has announced the availability of Liant 12, the newest version of its application development product suite. The release includes upgrades to Micro Focus development products including RM/COBOL, Xcentrisity and the RM/COBOL data tool Relativity. According to Micro Focus, Liant 12 includes numerous refinements that improve existing functionality and performance, including larger capacity and increased efficiency for RM/COBOL identifiers and improved compatibility with Windows.
Infragistics has made available a a complete set of User Interface (UI) components based on JavaServer Faces that it claims will enable developers to build robust Web 2.0 applications. Packaged under the name Infragistics NetAdvantage® for JSF 2009 Volume 1, Infragistics aims at offering freedom for developers from coding the entire interface layer and allowing them to focus on the business logic of their applications.
The Eclipse Foundation today announced Pulsar, a new industry initiative to define and create a standard mobile application development tools platform. The initiative is led by Motorola, Nokia and Genuitec. Participating members also include IBM, RIM and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
The second edition of India's first and premier awards, the Great Indian Developer Awards, for the software developer ecosystem will recognize organizations and products that are contributing to the evangelism, productivity and innovation excellence of the Indian developer ecosystem.
Today's Web is nothing like a database, but it has potential. As it becomes more and more structured, a variety of opportunities arise. Many companies are working on causing a major shift in the way the Web works, from Yahoo!'s SearchMonkey to Dapper, making it ever more like a database. Dapper Founders Jon Aizen and Eran Shir are coming back this summer...
Oracle JRockit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) achieved record performance for a four socket Intel-based system on two SPECjbb2005 benchmarks,(1,2) an industry-standard measurement of server side Java-based application performance. Both results, achieved on Dell PowerEdge R900 servers with Intel Xeon processors, beat similarly configured Sun JVM SPECjbb2005 benchmark results.
Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 has been released. This milestone is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. This milestone includes improvements to private browsing mode, and better performance and stability with a new Tracemonkey engine.
SpringSource has released SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) 2.0, an environment for building Spring-powered Java applications. According to SpringSource, Developers rely on STS as an Eclipse-based platform that speeds development, dictates best practices and assists with solving runtime problems while creating applications.
The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announces the beta release of DWGdirect.NET, the first ODA platform component built for use with the Microsoft .NET framework. DWGdirect.NET is a managed component that provides access to a rich subset of the ODA platform, including DWG data access, DWG file creation, and database support. Support for all database entities and system objects is included. Rendering support will be provided in a follow-up release in the coming months.
After over a year in beta and some 1500 fixed issues, IT Mill Toolkit 5.3.0 is finally ready to provide a stable base for building rich web user interfaces for demanding web applications. "After developing this technology since year 2000, I believe that the now released version is the most solid ever and provides a good foundation for building serious applications on", explains IT Mill CEO Joonas Lehtinen.
JRuby 1.2.0, the Ruby interpreter written "in 100 per cent pure Java", has been released. JRuby 1.2 has improved support for Ruby 1.9, which was updated to the stable version 1.9.1 in February. The Ruby 1.9 support now includes a working compiler and the addition of "almost all" of the missing Ruby 1.9 methods.